Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
year. the japan electronics and information technology industries association said that worldwide production of mobile phones will rise 12% next year to $245 billion. that's as an increasing number of people switch to smartphones from regular mobile phones. but production by japanese makers, that will grow only by 1% to $17 billion. their share in the global market is expected to decline to 7% from the current 8%. japanese makers have been struggling to make inroads to the global market where apple and south korea's samsung remains strong. >>> the japanese are making use of the digital technologies to tap into the skin care market. fuji 2 uses a smartphone to analyze the condition of a person's skin. users place a sheet called a color reference chart alongside their face and take photos with smartphones that have special software inside. it compares the skin with their chart. it rates the user's skin condition. they say the data are uploaded and stored to help users and cosmetics companies to choose suitable skin care products and treatments. meanwhile, sony has utilized its digit
Dec 25, 2012 2:30pm PST
of people's eyes, which was about technology, quite critical comments about technology, which seemed quite a bit odd, given that he has only just started using twitter. >> he is not opposed to technology, as such. he is actually quite charming in his use of it -- for example, twitter. i think he is drawing attention to something that concerns a lot of people, not just catholics or christians, and that is that in the revolution, the information revolution that we are living through, the past 30 years or so, we are all of us experiencing the increasing pace of that revolution that is putting people in distress. we experience it has individuals with the phenomenon is burned -- phenomenon of burnout, which is virtually epidemic in the western world. of course, for society, it has a very serious repercussion, mainly that a society where everybody feels overloaded and cannot cope with how much they are being asked to do, it becomes a very uncaring society, a very egotistical society, and ultimately carries the seeds of its own destruction within itself. that was his message. >> what struck you a
Dec 27, 2012 6:30pm PST
of information technology. >> our motto is to protect private data but to use public data. our government data should be electronically accessible. those ideas date from the 1980's. >> information security and censorship are major themes of this year's congress, billed as europe's biggest gathering of independent computer experts. one star guest was u.s. internet activist jake of applebaum -- jacob applebaum. he warns that governments are increasingly spying on citizens and said there are plans to build in that massive data mining centers in the u.s. there was also criticism of germany for the data it collects in the name of security. >> we see some services want to break into their citizens computers. the goal is to control the networks. this happens in china, saudi arabia, and india. while european and american politicians flirt with censuring the internet or restricting it. of course we oppose that. >> among the club's hacktivists, programmers and i.t. experts have boosted attendance to record levels. >> when we come back, we look at the fate of syrian refugees. >> we'll be back in just one
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
was carrying a satellite, but many countries believe the launch was a test of long-range missile technology. the object was retrieved from a depth of 88 metres in the yellow sea. a defense minister official says if it's considered to be part of the rocket's engine, it will help understand its capabilities. south korea's military has already retrieved a fuel tank and a container of oxidizer used for combustion. after analyzing the oxidizer and other debris, the ministry suspects korea is trying to integrate a bigger missile. here's a look at the three-day forecast. >>> thank you for joining us for this edition of "newsline." i'm keiko kitigawa in tokyo. thank you for joining us.